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Commercial Attorneys and Dancing in Circles...

Thursday, 19 April 2012
   After a weekend with Xhosa, Jewish, homosexual, heterosexual, Afrikaans, English, short, tall, Christian, Muslim, atheist, young and old men - awareness of prejudice is freedom from the limitations of...
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The launch of DiSAC offers promise.............

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Woza Mediation supports the professionalisation of mediation, as long as it respects the flexibility and creativity of mediation.  Every single article on mediation I’ve written over the past three years,...
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On reflection and the Mankind Project.......

Friday, 13 April 2012
Woza Mediation is accused of many things in a recent private email - that I'm disloyal to the mediation profession, that I'm undoing the hard work so many have put...
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Court-aligned mediation and companies...

Monday, 09 April 2012
Court - aligned mediation, as one reader of Woza Mediation South Africa wrote, is only one end of the spectrum of mediation and on the other end is blue-sky mediation,...
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Love, empathy, humour and mediation...

Saturday, 07 April 2012
Tony asked yesterday if mediators have a sense of humour. He said it was important for him to assess if the last Woza Mediation South Africa blog increased the likelihood...
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Unique Sicilian perspective on accreditation...

Thursday, 05 April 2012
     Tony is very interested in DISAC. He says it's the acronym for Defence Information Systems Agency Circular, an operation set up in Sicily to monopolise Defence Systems Information. According...
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For the love of Sicily and spookasem....

Monday, 02 April 2012
No word from Tony yet. The Italian authorities have finally tracked down his old pal Vito Palazzolo (remember him?) and Woza Mediation hopes Tony hasn’t gone into hiding. He once...
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Batna - a useful tool for any negotiator.....

Saturday, 31 March 2012
Batna (Best alternative to a negotiated agreement) is a useful analytical tool to help a party work out the benefits of an early settlement. I recently mediated a R 350...
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Lawyers strike over mediation.......

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
In Tony Soprano’s land of origin lawyers are up in arms about attempts to make mediation mandatory in certain – not all – court cases. Tony would have seen some...
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More about whacking and holy cows....

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
According to Tony Soprano whacking someone is bad for business and should always be the last resort. I’m not in favour of whacking, even if it’s good for business. I...
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